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3 days tour Danakil Depression (Dallol & Erta Ale)

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What to Expect

Day 1: Mekelle - Erta Ale

Stop At: Danakil Depression, 0125 Ethiopia
In the morning, we drive from Mekelle to Askoma a place where we will leave our cars (a starting point for trekking). On the way we will stop in Kesrawad to pick policemen and local guide. After the sun goes down, we have our dinner and start trekking (3 hours/camel for ride can be hired). We spend enough time visiting the lava lake, Erta Ale volcano.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: NB. For vegetarians, vegetarian foods are available in all the 3 days of the tour!
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight outside/local huts made up of lava rocks

Day 2: Erta Ale - Lake Asale - HamadEla

Stop At: Danakil Depression, 0125 Ethiopia
Early in the morning, you will have a 2nd chance of the lava lake if interested then we descend to Askoma. We have breakfast and relax for some time then drive to HamadEla a base camp near to Dallol on the way we stop in Berhale a town where our guide will finish a paper work. We take security and a local guide from HamadEla and proceed drive to the salt lake, Lake Asale. We spend the evening admiring the spectacular view of the sunset reflection on the lake.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight outside under the stars in HamadEla

Day 3: HamadEla - Dallol - Mekelle

Stop At: Danakil Depression, 0125 Ethiopia
In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Dallol to explore sites like the colorful place Dallol volcano, salt mountains, Sulfur lake locally known as a red lake and camel caravans & local salt mining (if available) then drive back to Mekelle where we will arrive at around 4:30pm. Lunch will be served on the way somewhere in a shadow or in Berhale.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Magma Flow Tours, Guna Street Mek'ele, Mekele 1000, Ethiopia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels & Mekelle airport


  • Makale Airport, Mek'ele Ethiopia
Departure Time
9:00 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 4WD cars, Entrance fee, English speaking guide, All regional fees, Cook, Food & water...
  • Entry/Admission - Danakil Depression
  • Tip, Alcoholic beverages, Pictures of the locals, Souvenirs, Personal insurance, Flights
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

I visited Ethiopia in February and chose Magma flow for my trip to the Danakil depression (dallol. There are 2/3/4 day packages but I chose the two day option where we visited Dallol and not the Erta Ale volcano as I didn't have much time....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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